Police eye drone in South Carolina prison break

South Carolina authorities believe a drone may have been used to help an inmate escape a maximum-security prison.

Jimmy Causey, 46, was captured early Friday morning after a nationwide manhunt led Texas rangers to his location at an Austin Motel 6.

South Carolina Corrections Director Bryan Stirling told reporters during a press conference the use of drones is an immerging trend in South Carolina. “We believe a drone was used to fly in the tools that allowed him to escape.”


Stirling added the general public and policy makers in Washington should take heed. He warned there will be serious consequences and people will get hurt as a result of drones. “These people are incarcerated physically but they are still continuing their criminal ways from behind bars.”    

This is not the first instance a drone was used to deliver contraband materials to inmates in South Carolina.

In May,

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